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Help! first time here. One of our girls is not feeling well

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kennyroasters, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Kennyroasters

    Kennyroasters New Egg

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    Girls are 5-6 yrs old and one has suddenly stopped getting up on her roost. She seems to not be able to walk well and is not steady on her feet. She will drink and is also interested in eating. Back feathers are fluffed. I checked for a stuck egg and it does not feel that is the problem. I brought her inside today and she appeared to have healthy poops. Any suggestions or things I could look for. Thank you so much.
     
  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be that it's her time being older like that as I know chickens can live longer than that but not all chickens live at long
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    It may be age related - like arthritis but, that wouldn't cause ruffled feathers. Please post in full detail (photos would be great) at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thrad.
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. DD has given you some good advice and i hope that members can advise from there.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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